Where to go to show solidarity for the LGBT victims of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history

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On Saturday night, Americans all over the nation were out celebrating LGBT pride month at events in various cities.

This morning, we woke up to the most horrible thing imaginable: the worst mass shooting in U.S. history had taken place at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, taking the lives of at least 50 victims and injuring dozens.

As the nation reels from the latest in a seemingly never-ending series of horrific mass killings, the LGBT community is stunned by the realization that we are still targets despite recent civic and legal gains. Many are looking for a place to gather, mourn, and speak out.

The following list of vigils, rallies, and other events was compiled using social media, news reports, and the new website #WeAreOrlando (which has an up-to-date, comprehensive list that you can follow in the days to come). Please keep in mind that some of this information may change.





  • Jacksonville Sunday 6/12 at 7pm at Memorial Park Association
  • Broward County Sunday 6/12 at 5pm at Wilton Manor Pride Center
  • Tallahassee Sunday 6/12 at 7:30pm at Lake Ella Park
  • Miami Sunday 6/12 at 7pm at SoundScape Park, located at 500 17 Street
  • Orlando Sunday 6/12 at 7pm multiple vigils planned throughout the metro






New York:

  • Manhattan Sunday 6/12 at 7pm at Judson Memorial Church
  • Manhattan Sunday 6/12 at 8pm at Union Square Park
  • Manhattan Sunday 6/12 at 6pm at Stonewall Inn

North Carolina:



South Carolina:





Update 11:17am CT, June 13: Now includes WeAreOrlando information for upcoming events. 

Mary Emily O'Hara

Mary Emily O'Hara

Mary Emily O'Hara is an LGBTQ reporter. Her work has appeared in Rolling Stone, NBC Out, Daily Dot, Broadly, Vice, the Daily Beast, the Advocate, Huffington Post, DNAinfo, Al Jazeera, and Portland's Pulitzer Prize-winning newsweekly Willamette Week, among other outlets.